Some of the most exciting whites of Burgundy right now are coming out of Saint-Aubin. In particular, the 1er Cru village of Gamay (nothing to do with the grape variety) is turning heads.
The vineyards of Gamay may be nestled behind the hill of Montrachet, but they are by no means in its shadow. The soils are a Chardonnay-pleasing mix of white limestone and clay, on southeast-facing slopes reaching up to 350m.
This village is the source of fruit for this wonder wine from Domaine Belleville's Côte d'Or micro-négociant, Les Parcellaires de Saulx. Winemaker Isabelle Lauran makes tiny quantities of each wine and lavishes every care and attention available in the winery to elevate the grapes to spectacular levels of opulence and hedonism.
Expect rich fruit, expensive oak and all the decadent pleasures that come with them. Here is an extraordinary example of the heights that Burgundy's less fashionable but well-placed villages can achieve!